PURSE SNATCHER CAUSES POWER OUTAGE AND ROAD CLOSURE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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TWO MINOR INJURIES IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

Two women suffered minor injuries in a Friday morning crash east of Joshua Tree. About 7:30, a gray Acura and a white Toyota Corona crashed in the eastbound lane of Highway 62 near Sunkist Avenue. The white Toyota ended up on the driver’s side, against a utility pole. The two

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WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES, CPS TAKES 7-MONTH OLD BABY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday morning on drug warrant charges, and a 7-month old baby was taken by Child Protective Services. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called at 6:46 Thursday morning to report that she had been caring for the baby at a home in the

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FINAL PERFORMANCE “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD”

Tonight is the night. It’s your last chance to see Theater 29’s final offering of the 2014 season, the hilarious Ken Ludwig farce, “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets… King Oberon played wonderfully by Ben Bees and Puck his mischievous servant, delightfully portrayed by Lizzy

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WINTER HOLIDAY FAIR IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Get out your ugly sweaters and come to the Winter Holiday Fair in Joshua Tree Saturday, December 20. Hosted by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District, the holiday fair will run from noon to 5 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Activities will include an ugly

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods tonight, Sunday, and Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Tonight, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway 62. On Sunday, Santa and his fire engine will be

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will present a special Christmas cantata during its service tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan reaches for the high notes with the details… On December 21, the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church choir, led by Music Director Clyde Grabski, will present the Christmas Cantata, “Sing and

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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. Late December is one of the finest months to observe the night skies. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN PROJECT

If you need minor repairs done around the house, Reach Out Morongo Basin, with help from Marines from the Twentynine Palms Combat Center, may be able to help. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you who’s eligible and how to apply… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing

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TLC NEEDS SALAD SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas wouldn’t be Tender Loving Christmas without the fabulous lineup of salads. But someone has to make them. Reporter Dan Stork says you (or your organization) can help…

Tender Loving Christmas (TLC) Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event, to be held

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITION SIGNATURES VERIFIED

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has determined that there are more than enough signatures on the petition to change a Yucca Valley ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within town limits. More than 2,000 people signed the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Authorization and Regulation Initiative, and the Registrar determined

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PHONE SCAMS ABOUND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With the holidays come the con artists and scammers trying to take your money. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says here are some of the scams to be aware of… As the holiday season continues, so do phone scams. There have been recent reports of scams where you receive a call from

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BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS NAMED

With comments ranging from “original” and “clever” to a “beacon of holiday spirit,” the results from the annual Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing business holiday decorating contest are in, with some newcomers and repeats. In the exterior categories, the judging panel said “Joshua Tree’s eclectic style space known as The Station

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WINTER HOLIDAY FAIR IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Get out your ugly sweaters and come to the Winter Holiday Fair in Joshua Tree Saturday, December 20. Hosted by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District, the holiday fair will run from noon to 5 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Activities will include an ugly

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DOUBLE TREAT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a weekend double treat with a complete turkey dinner Friday, December 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, green beans and a roll. Sunday’s breakfast, served from 8 to 11, is pancakes, two eggs, sausage

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TLC LOOKING FOR HELP FOR PETS AND PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

Volunteers are needed to help package meals for pets to be distributed to shut-ins on Christmas Day by Tender Loving Christmas. If you can help, come to the Yucca Valley Community Center at noon on Monday, December 22.

The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is right around the

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COLLEGE STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR RETIRED TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIPS

The California Retired Teachers Association, Hi-Desert Division 62, is currently accepting applications for two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000 and each to be presented in June 2015. One scholarship will be awarded to a Morongo Basin resident or graduate of a Morongo Basin high school. The student must

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE TEAM WRAPPING GIFTS AT STARBUCKS TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School debate team will be offering free gift-wrapping services on Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 on the Yucca Valley Starbucks patio. Come relax and enjoy your coffee or sandwich while we wrap those last-minute purchases for you. They’re fast, friendly, and Santa approved.

YUCCA VALLEY TIRE STORE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY

A Yucca Valley tire dealer has been named one of the top 10 performing dealers in the country. Big O Tires was named a Platinum Performer—and is the only tire dealer in California—in the November 2014 issue of Tire Review, an industry magazine. The dealers were scored on objective questions

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